Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why was Seth Rich Murdered?

So much seems to hinge on this question of why Seth Rich died. The "conspiracy theory" is that Seth Rich was a young disenchanted staffer with the Democratic National Committee who leaked files to Wikileaks after witnessing unlawful or unethical treatment of Bernie Sanders. The conspiracy holds that he was murdered point-blank on the street for his whistle-blowing.

This conspiracy theory challenges the official story that Seth Rich's murder was simply another random murder and that Russia is responsible for hacking the DNC files.

Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an article claiming that the Seth Rich conspiracy theory has been proven false as it was retracted by Fox News, leaving the unreliable Dotcom as its made purveyor:
David Weigel. The life and death of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. The Washington Post, May 23, 2017,
I've followed this story loosely as its been covered in the mainstream and alternative media (especially

There is no way to discern the truth in the matter but I believe the Washington Post story is iconic of the larger effort to cast the Russians as meddling in the election in order to bring down President Trump.

I abhor most of Trump's policies and have remarked at this blog about his efforts to cut environmental protections and social services for the poor.

But did Trump really align with the Russians to rig the election?

There are so many gradients of this general question.

Perhaps the Russians act on their own to bolster public support for a Trump presidency in an effort to ignite and/or fuel an American color revolution.

Or, perhaps the Russians merely provide media support for dissent within the US, deploying platforms such as RT, in a kind of passive Voice of America strategy.

Answers to these questions are bound up in the answer to who murdered Seth Richards.

Seth Rich the whistleblower and martyr is iconic of public disillusionment with the DNC and the more general legitimacy crisis I've described at this blog.

In contrast, Seth Rich the random victim of random violence helps contain the fracturing of legitimacy surrounding the DNC and in so doing reinforces the new "cold war" that Trump has had so much difficulty navigating.

I have no idea where truth lies but I think the competing narratives are indicative of the broader legitimation crisis I've described at this blog *(here).



  1. Victoria nuland catalyzed the Color revolution in Ukraine. The neoconservative have blood on their hands there. People forget about the ugly civil war engineered by the United States, in the Ukraine, using bandarite Nazis. The bandarite nazis and maidan thugs, that the CIA and M16 had tucked away in Britain for so many years.

    From Robert Perry
    "U.S. House Admits Nazi Role in Ukraine

    June 12, 2015
    Exclusive: The U.S. House of Representatives has admitted an ugly truth that the U.S. mainstream media has tried to hide from the American people that the post-coup regime in Ukraine has relied heavily on Nazi storm troopers to carry out its bloody war against ethnic Russians, reports Robert Parry."

    There are maidan militias, with swastika arm bands, roaming the countryside of Ukraine to this day.
    The bloody civil war against eastern ukraine, continues. They fired missiles and mortars close to the aging nuclear reactors on the russian-crimean border at one point. Nuclear reactors that supply power to the Ukraine and Crimea

    Robert Perry is a reputable journalist.

    It should be noted that Trump has not cleared the swamp. He has brought neoconservatives in.

    Trump was also involved with Russian mobsters and, not so scrupulous Russian oligarchs aligned with Putin. It seems like a few twisted-tangled webs of deciept. Hard to keep track of what is real.

    I agree that the neoconservative war-mongers continue to be up to no good.
    Trump is aligning himself the wahabiist-saudi Arabians. The ones who did 9/11. The saudi arabians are persecuting a war against Shiite Yemen. The Saudis are very much against Russian factions in Syria and for a Sunni Syria They would like to persecute a war against Russian- aligned Iran. Tangled webs of intrigue and chaos, fomented by war-mongers. Fake cold-war rhetoric. It is quite insane.

    Meanwhile, America is in the throws of its own siege. The two-new world orders of Republican and Neoconservative-Democrat, warmongers. The economy and social conditions in America continue to rot and get worse. Trump continues the assault of his predatory corporate-cronies on America.
    Chris Hedges seems to have one of the most compelling narratives, of the infamy, and now precipitous deterioration of the perverse American empire.

  2. Thank you for your interesting comment!

  3. A friend shared this link, at which a similar argument is made about Seth

  4. If it is true, it is like what Dick Cheney, and the Republican deep state did to Paul Wellstone. These militaristic devils are simply blood thirsty thugs.

  5. "Update on Seth Rich Murder - Liz Crokin on The Hagmann Report"

    This "botched robbery" is so reminiscent of the Arkancides. Personally I think KimDotCom has more credibility than CNN and the Washington Post.


  7. Kimdotcom admits document he posted on internet purporting Seth rich assassination is a fake. So much fake bs from rightwing trolls. Neonazis with radioactive bombs. Racist terrorist, murdering american citizens in Portland. Rightwing trolls threatening violence on the inaternet and radio. We still get this crap from rightwing trolls who have no shame or humanity